March 11th, 2013
12:04 AM ET

Iraq still grapples with human rights abuses

Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq remains "enmeshed in a grim cycle of human rights abuses," Amnesty International said in a report Monday.

"Many Iraqis today enjoy greater freedoms than they did under his Ba'athist regime, but the fundamental human rights gains that should have been achieved during the past decade have signally failed to materialize," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa deputy director at Amnesty International.

The report said government forces commit torture with impunity, targeting particularly those arrested on suspicion of carrying out terrorism acts.

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  1. Name s kel

    cnn you call this news?

    March 11, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol s kel, you would think we revolved around the middle east wouldnt you?

    March 11, 2013 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Since our leaders keep us the center of attention over there, I'd say the mideast revolves around us.

      March 11, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy

    I beat you at be shocked by a news release today, so color me accordingly. I never would have dreamed if would come to this

    March 11, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Color you shocked AND amazed, Rawr.
      Lol. I have to wonder at the whole purpose of our invasion in the first place; it has been posited that the reason was to *stop* this kind of thing. I didn't buy it then, nor do I now.

      March 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good afternoon folks.
    our follies keep multiplying.
    We armed Al-Qeda & other extremist elements in Libya. Are arming them in Syria and training in Jordan.
    Seems we are losing it.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
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